Life On Two Wheels

Along the river and toward the mountains a morning shadow shimmers across the road. The rays of the first light jet through the trees and across a figure gliding upon the road. His breath trails in short spurts, petrified as it hits the icy air. All is quiet except the slight sound of the athlete as he summons himself for yet another days work. Soon the rest of the world will bustle with life as well and the brief simplicity of cyclist and nature will disappear into the everyday struggle of life in full motion; the errands and intervals, the appointments and intersections, and the deadlines and finish lines OutPaceTheRace

Saturday, March 24, 2007

The art of war

Redlands, CA
Saturday, March 24, 2007

It’s important to note how the changes in the world effect the global expectations. For instance, consider the world before technology and how humanity has “evolved” to incorporate the world as we know it… Once, when the Neanderthals roamed the world with audacity, grunting and beating their chests in communication, the “anger” was the brilliance behind their ability to defend themselves and win the meal. Slowly, communication changed and the world became “civilized…” Now, only athletes posses the audacity to slay, and even then it is tempered only to win/wound, not kill. So when the likes of my team and I are dueling on the way up a hill you’ll know what exactly is on our minds… all I want to do is hurt the next guy, I want him to feel the burn so bad that he’d rather be dead. And yes, that is the mindset. I know you think it’s uncivilized, but it’s about what it takes, and if you can’t deal with it, perhaps some Tylenol is in line. Remember, deep down, we’re all Neanderthals…